HB232 (2005) Detail

Establishing a commission to recodify the election laws.


HB 232 – AS INTRODUCED

2005 SESSION

05-0514

03/09

HOUSE BILL 232

AN ACT establishing a commission to recodify the election laws.

SPONSORS: Rep. Cady, Rock 1; Rep. Kennedy, Merr 4; Rep. Newton, Straf 1

COMMITTEE: Election Law

ANALYSIS

This bill establishes a commission to recodify the election laws.

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Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.

Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]

Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

05-0514

03/09

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Five

AN ACT establishing a commission to recodify the election laws.

Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:

1 Commission Established. There is established a commission to recodify the election laws.

2 Membership and Compensation.

I. The members of the commission shall be as follows:

(a) Three members of the house of representatives who are members of the standing committee having jurisdiction over the election laws, appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives.

(b) Three members of the senate who are members of the standing committee having jurisdiction over the election laws, appointed by the president of the senate.

(c) Six public members. The governor, the speaker of the house of representatives, and the president of the senate shall each appoint 2 of the public members. No public member may be a member of the New Hampshire Bar Association.

II. Legislative members of the commission shall receive mileage at the legislative rate when attending to the duties of the commission. Non-legislative members may be compensated for their reasonable expenses associated with serving on the commission, and the commission may accept gifts, donations, or grants from any public or private source for this purpose.

3 Duties.

I. The commission shall draft a recodified version of the New Hampshire election laws. The commission’s proposal shall modernize and simplify New Hampshire’s election laws, and shall consolidate all statutes applicable to state, municipal, and school district elections and town meetings into a single, consistent, and understandable RSA title.

II. The commission shall hold at least 2 hearings to elicit input from the public.

4 Chairperson; Quorum. The members of the commission shall elect a chairperson from among the members. The first meeting of the commission shall be called by the first-named house member. The first meeting of the commission shall be held within 45 days of the effective date of this section. Seven members of the commission shall constitute a quorum.

5 Report. The commission shall report its findings and any recommendations for proposed legislation to the speaker of the house of representatives, the president of the senate, the house clerk, the senate clerk, the governor, and the state library on or before November 1, 2006.

6 Effective Date. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Links

HB232 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type

Bill Text Revisions

HB232 Revision: 8713 Date: Jan. 21, 2010, midnight

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